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CERT & Partners

Working Together to Ready Our Communities

Orange County isn’t acting alone when it comes to emergency preparedness. The State of California has its Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) at and Like ReadyOC, the state’s websites have a repository of information about disaster preparedness.


Non-profit organizations are also helping our community when it comes to disaster relief and disaster preparedness. The American Red Cross has where you can find the tools and information you need to be prepared in an emergency. 

City CERT Contacts

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) provides news and information for teams highly trained to assist first responders in emergencies such as fires, earthquakes, and flooding. Here are the CERT program phone numbers, email link, and staff members for the cities that have them. CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, allowing them to focus on more complex tasks.​ Click on the city name to visit the CERT website — if the city has one.

Note: If your city does not have a designated CERT program, you may participate in the nearest city CERT training.

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Aliso Viejo

(949) 425-2598

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(714) 765-4071

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Lisa Keyworth  (714) 990-7622

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Buena Park

Jessica Fewer  (714) 562-3554

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Costa Mesa

Brenda Emrick  (714) 327-7406

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Loree Erpelding  (714) 229-6625

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Dana Point

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Fullerton Fire  (714) 738-6500

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Garden Grove

Linda Morin (714) 741-5994

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Huntington Beach

Carol Burtis (714) 536-5979

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(949) 724-7036

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La Habra

(562) 383-4300

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La Palma

Ed Fleming  (714) 690-3385

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Laguna Beach

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Laguna Niguel

Phil Robinson  (949) 362-4312

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Lake Forest

Sharlyn De La Paz


Newport Beach

(949) 644-3112

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(714) 744-7477

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Rancho Santa Margarita

Laura Lopez

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San Clemente

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San Juan Capistrano

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Santa Ana

Steve Rhyner


Seal Beach



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Yorba Linda

Chris Peña  (714) 961-7118



Orange County CERT Mutual Aid Program 

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Mutual Aid Program (CMAP) is part of the local, state, and national Citizen Corps effort to incorporate and utilize volunteers in the community. Citizen Corps is endorsed by the President, the Department of Homeland Security, the Operational Area, and local jurisdictions. CMAP volunteers are trained in basic response techniques and mutual aid training to assist the Operational Area (OA) cities in a disaster or major emergency situation.

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